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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — East Manufacturing has launched the MMX, an all-aluminum platform trailer designed to be light yet strong enough to break the ‘only-steel can carry steel’ rule of thumb.

Launched at the Mid-America Trucking Show Wednesday, the MMX is rated to handle concentrated loads of up to 72,000 lbs. in four feet, on a 48-ft. trailer.

According to company president Dave Tate, the MMX is designed to fit the bill between the need for low gross-vehicle weights and the requirements of North American Cargo Securement Standards.

A standard flatbed configuration of 48 ft.-by-96 in. with cast drums, 24.5 in. steel disc wheels and a winch rack on both sides sports a base weight of 9,185 lbs.

East product manager Bill Wallace noted that, “spec for spec, the MMX weighs only 20 lbs. more,” than the Beast, the company’s first platform trailer featuring a single horizontal weld connection in 1984.

The MXX also features a completely enclosed wiring system with the harness and wiring running through the side rails and the closed crossmembers.

It is available in lengths of up to 53 feet.

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